Monthly Archives: June 2010

Edgell Rickword, "Trench Poets"

Trench Poets I knew a man, he was my chum,but he grew blacker every day,and would not brush the flies away,nor blanch however fierce the humof passing shells; I used to read,to rouse him, random things from Donne– Like “Get … Continue reading

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Charlotte Mew, "Absence"

Absence Sometimes I know the wayYou walk, up over the bay;It is a wind from that far seaThat blows the fragrance of your hair to me. Or in this garden when the breezeTouches my treesTo stir their dreaming shadows on … Continue reading

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Writer, Know Yourself – Emily Ryan-Davis Guest Post

Please welcome my guest, Emily Ryan-Davis! # Writer, Know Yourself Good morning, faithful Victoria fans. I’m a fan, too (she’s a lovely person and her characters fascinate me) so I’m pleased to be able to say you and I already … Continue reading

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Teaser from The Duke & The Pirate Queen

Today, I give you a tiny teaser from The Duke & the Pirate Queen, which is coming out in December, 2010. # Maxime heard the ship’s bell ring two quarter hours before the cabin’s door opened again. The cabin girl, … Continue reading

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Promotional Goodies Questions

I’ve been pondering options for promotional items I could give away that would be related to The Duke and the Pirate Queen. I would really, really like some input into these ideas, so please feel free to comment at length.Here … Continue reading

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Picspam: Albert I, King of the Belgians

I have learned one very important thing during my recent World War One research. It is that Albert, King of the Belgians, was a total hottie. Particularly when he wore spectacles.Also, he looked great in uniform, whether with helmet in … Continue reading

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Erotica Under the Skin

I want to read erotica from the inside. The surface elements are much less important to me than how the characters feel. A bland setting or one that is poorly realized is, to me, a flaw, and an intriguing one … Continue reading

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Isaac Rosenberg, "Dead Man’s Dump"

Dead Man’s Dump The plunging limbers over the shattered trackRacketed with their rusty freight,Stuck out like many crowns of thorns,And the rusty stakes like sceptres oldTo stay the flood of brutish menUpon our brothers dear. The wheels lurched over sprawled … Continue reading

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"Strange Meeting," Wilfred Owen

Strange Meeting It seemed that out of battle I escapedDown some profound dull tunnel, long since scoopedThrough granites which titanic wars had groined.Yet also there encumbered sleepers groaned,Too fast in thought or death to be bestirred.Then, as I probed them, … Continue reading

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Adventures in Pronouns – Jessica Freely Guest Post

Please welcome my guest, Jessica Freely! # Hi everybody and good morning! First of all, I want to thank Victoria for generously opening her blog to me — again. I had a great time last time I was a guest … Continue reading

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